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Science and Sanity : An Introduction to Non Aristotelian Systems and General Semantics : Second / 2nd Edition with Supplementary Introduction and Bibliography [critical Practical Study ; Review Reference ; Biographical Details ; in Depth research]

Korzybski, Alfred / Author of Manhood of Humanity, Director Institute of General Semantics / the International Non Aristotolian Library Publishing Company

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ISBN 10: 0937298018 / ISBN 13: 9780937298015
Published by The Science Press Printing Company 1933 / 1941 Reprint, Clean and Unmarked Text, 1941

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Hardback : hard cover edition in good or better condition, some slight wear to edges, as normal for age of book. A few pages have small closed tears, previous owner name and a very few penciled marks on end papers. Ends of pages are a little dusty, pages are honey colored from age. Excellent read. A good book to enjoy and keep on hand. Or would make a great gift for the fan / reader in your life. Review: In his book, Science and Sanity, Alfred Korzybski succeeds in presenting to his readers a distillation of many seemingly diverse branches of knowledge, including: Anthropology, Biology, Education, Logic, Mathematics, Neurology, Physics, Physiology, Psychiatry, Semantics, etc. Specialists in the above mentioned disciplines may be disappointed or even insulted at Korzybski's general, integrative style. However, Korzybski was mainly concerned about extracting the aspects of the above mentioned disciplines that have the most human value. Korzybski's attitude was definitely NOT science for science's sake. Instead, he sought to integrate diverse branches of knowledge into a system that would be simple enough to teach to young children, so that each young child would begin life with the knowledge and wisdom that took the human race centuries of labor to achieve. Of course, if this goal could actually be achieved, the progression and survival of the human race would be greatly enhanced! Although Science and Sanity is certainly a difficult book to read and understand, Korzybski's system can be easily taught to young children. The reason for this is that Korzybski summarized his system as a non-verbal diagram. Probably, the wisdom of thousands of books are represented non-verbally on that diagram! It's true that one must know what the different parts of the diagram represent in order to appreciate or understand it; however, Korzybski's system is certainly unique in that one can explain the system to another while referring (pointing) to a diagram. This visual aid, called the Structural Differential, could be used in the education of young children as a way of simply and easily imparting the wisdom of the ages. Note: Science and Sanity uses some abbreviations throughout the book. There are charts on pages 15 and 16 that explain these. Don't miss those charts, or you'll miss the whole book! Size: ~ SCARCE TITLE ~. Bookseller Inventory # 5018608

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Title: Science and Sanity : An Introduction to Non ...

Publisher: The Science Press Printing Company 1933 / 1941 Reprint, Clean and Unmarked Text

Publication Date: 1941

Illustrator: Fully Illustrated

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Selections from Science and Sanity represents Alfred Korzybski's authorized abridgement of his magnum opus, Science and Sanity: An Introduction to Non-Aristotelian Systems and General Semantics. This second edition, published in response to the recent Korzybski revival, adds new introductory material and a revised index, providing an accessible introduction to Korzybski's arguments concerning the need for a non-Aristotelian approach to knowledge, thought, perception, and language, to coincide with our non-Newtonian physics and non-Euclidean geometries, to Korzybski's practical philosophy, applied psychology, pragmatics of human communication, and educational program. Selections from Science and Sanity serves as an excellent introduction to general semantics as a system intended to aid the individual's adjustment to reality, enhance intellectual and creative activities, and alleviate the many social ills that have plagued humanity throughout our history.

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